National Honor Society becomes an increasingly popular club this time of year, not because of inductees, but because of the annual Seroogy’s chocolate sale.
Students in National Honors Society sell the Seroogy brand candy bars for $1.50 a piece. The profits go to benefit the agenda of the club. This highly popular sale is great for the organization because most students recall buying them all throughout their high school years. There is something to please everyone: they sell chocolate melt, peanut butter crisp, mint, pure milk chocolate, almond, pure dark chocolate, mocha and shock rock.
The mint meltaway is a big hit. “I like the mint meltaway. I love mint, and I love chocolate. It turns into the best combination that you’d want in a candy bar. I remember that I’ve bought them every year of high school,” said junior Madison Eberhardt. “The meltaway effect is like rich and not super hard like regular chocolate would be. It’s just the perfect candy. Often times I see that it’s bought out a lot, so I think a lot of other people like it as well.”
In the school, the Seroogy chocolate sale has become tradition. Every year students and teachers alike look for the little boxes that the National Honors Society students carry around. Created in De Pere Wisconsin, everyone knows these special meltaway treats.
“There’s something about this brand that tastes better than regular chocolate,” said junior Anna Lien. “I think it’s the meltaway part that makes it taste really good and pure.”
You’re in class starving one minute then in walks an NHS member to satisfy the chocolate needs of students. The chocolate is available to buy at pretty much any time.
“I just really liked how they all sell them around the school. So, when you’re in class and you’re hungry, you can just buy them from your friends,” said Eberhardt. “It’s something that really helps the time, and helps your hunger.”
There are always opportunities to make purchases, before and after classes, during lunch and learn, and after school.
“Sometimes kids even buy them at practice, just to have something that keeps them going when they are in an afternoon slump,” said Eberhardt.
Along with the indulgence of chocolate, this sale brings some stress upon the members of NHS. There are quotas to meet and money to keep track of. Every box they sell has 40 bars of chocolate and needs a return of $60.
“I sometimes have trouble selling the whole box. People don’t want to come up to me because I look mean in the hallways. I’m just trying to sell my share, then I announce myself in the classroom, like, ‘hey, buy chocolate from me’,” said Lien.
Even after students sell one box, they still need to be selling more. Even after a student sells 120 bars, which is three boxes, there are still over 20 boxes to be sold. So far, there has been a deposit of over $540. The students have until Christmas to sell all of the chocolate. Communications officer Grace Engebretson agreed that there is always a fear of getting the box stolen. Whenever it is left alone, it is a must to keep track of.
“I get stressed a little easily about this because I’ve sold three boxes, but I’m always worried someone could take my box. Then I would have to replace everything,” said Engebretson. “I take my box everywhere, so they pretty much sell themselves, and it’s always a success.”